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2021 Most Popular Online Chemical Engineering Schools

6 Colleges
$62,963 Avg Salary
$22,564 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 14,406 people earned a degree or certificate in chemical engineering, making the major the #80 most popular in the United States.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Most Popular Online Chemical Engineering Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 6 schools in the United States to see which online programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online chem eng programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

#1

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Our 2021 rankings named University of Arizona the most popular online school in the United States for chemical engineering students. Located in the city of Tucson, University of Arizona is a public college with a very large student population.

On average, chem eng graduates from University of Arizona take out $20,921 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $217.

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#2

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of North Dakota is a great place for chemical engineering students pursuing an online degree. UND is a large public school located in the small city of Grand Forks.

While working on their degree, chem eng majors at UND accumulate an average of around $25,294 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $263.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of South Carolina - Columbia. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Chemical Engineering Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Columbia, UofSC is a public school with a very large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Holmes Community College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Chemical Engineering Schools list. Holmes Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the rural area of Goodman.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Missouri University of Science and Technology is a great place for chemical engineering students pursuing an online degree. Missouri University of Science and Technology is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Rolla.

On average, chem eng graduates from Missouri University of Science and Technology take out $22,456 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $233, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Villanova University is a great place for chemical engineering students pursuing an online degree. Villanova is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Villanova.

While working on their degree, chem eng majors at Villanova accumulate an average of around $26,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $270, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Chemical Engineering is one of 38 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 47,405
Electrical Engineering 31,384
Civil Engineering 21,938
Computer Engineering 15,891
Biomedical Engineering 12,001

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Mikulova.

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